A LETTER sent from Parliament to a jail inmate sparked a Class-A medicine probe when it was discovered to comprise traces of ecstasy.
Jail bosses have launched an investigation after the reply to the lag fell foul of refined drug screening tools and was not handed on.
When the letter — written on House of Commons headed note-paper — arrived on the jail, it was discovered to have been uncovered to a big quantity of ecstasy powder MDMA.
Further investigation confirmed the envelope and letter, franked with the postmark of the House of Commons, contained traces of the drug, it was revealed final night time.
A jail supply stated: “It was a very odd case but someone who has handled the letter somewhere along the line could have had enough on their hands for our scanners to pick up.”
The letter was sent by a junior official within the Palace of Westminster on March 22 to HMP Coldingley in Surrey.
The inmate had requested info from the Commons’ library, which holds statistics and studies about parliamentary issues.
This night jail bosses confirmed to The Sun that they’d launched a proper investigation. And the jail’s guards have additionally raised the problem instantly with the Ministry of Justice.
The Prison Service stated: “Diligent security staff at HMP Coldingley stopped a suspicious letter reaching a prisoner. An investigation is under way.”
House of Commons authorities have refused to remark.
There are greater than 3,000 pass-holders with entry to the Parliamentary property.
It has its personal inside publish places of work and mail service to assist thousands and thousands of letters sent to and from MPs yearly.
HMP Coldingley is a Category C males’s jail.